FREE taster sessions are being offered by the new professional at Halo Leisure Golf Club in Hereford.

Stuart Rank, who is coach to some impressive international golfers like Olympic Champion Sir Matthew Pinsent, says that the nine-hole par 35 course is perfect for introducing people to the game.

“More and more people are watching and playing golf today," said Rank.

"It’s on social media, Youtube, all over Instagram. The great thing about Halo in Herefordshire is we have the perfect course for people to give golf a go.

“The age-old barriers other clubs are trying to break down - the expense of golf or that feeling that the clubhouse is for the rich and elite - don’t exist here. We welcome every one of every age, we make it affordable for them.”

Rank has worked as Director of Golf at The Herefordshire Golf Club and, before that, was Head of Instruction at the highly successful Stoke Park Golf Academy.

Rank has got behind the #GetintoGolf campaigns across the UK and wants to bring the same to Hereford.

“We want younger people to start playing, but we want to offer everyone a sport they can carry on into their 70s, 80s and beyond,” he added.

Halo are offering free taster sessions with Rank and the chance to be coached at top level, via group lessons or one to ones (you can team up with a friend if you want to share the personal tuition slot). Call 07740 828712 or email: to find out more.